A blast from the (3-engine) past

We’re taking a video tour down Memory Lane today, with a look the three-engine era — an era from which the only remaining aircraft are in cargo service. We’ll start with the present, and work backwards. Here’s a video assemblage of takeoffs and landings of the current star of the air freight world, the 777F and […]

New Latin Connections for KF Cargo’s DC-10-30Fs

Canada-based KF Cargo put two of its DC-10-30 freighters back into operation with the launch of new services to Bogota, Caracas and Lima via Miami. Both Miami-to-Bogota and Miami-to-Lima via Caracas will operate three times weekly. Economic weakness in South America has begun to alter routing and flight schedules in the region. Cargo Facts has […]

30 Years of Cargo Facts: FedEx Makes It Big

It seems hard to believe now, but there was a time when wide-body aircraft were still new to FedEx, and when it operated just ten of them. Back in 1986, FedEx took delivery of the first new-build DC-10 built specifically for the carrier, N306FE (msn: 48287). On January 24. The aircraft’s delivery ceremony graced the […]

MASKargo DC-10CF

It’s the spring of 1992 and we’re seeing MASkargo’s DC-10-30CF, N105WA (msn: 46891, leased to Malaysia from World Airways) loading up at Amsterdam Schiphol in the wee hours of the night. Originally built for Martinair Holland in 1973, this CF went to World Airways in 1988, who then leased it to Malaysia – along with […]

DAS DC-10-30F

These two pilots are deep in conversation at the helm of a DC-10-30 at Amsterdam Schiphol. The aircraft, 5X-JCR (id: 47831/327), has had a series of operators since being built for British Caledonian in the summer of 1980. Originally Bcal’s “Robert the Bruce” – Bcal was absorbed BA eight years later – it then flew […]
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